Bands can get a lot done in a year.
For those musicians who operate on the DIY level (not just for punk rockers anymore), the progress that can be made by taking the bull by the horns and not relying on a manger or promotion company can be limitless. When there’s nobody to tell you “no” or that you are doing something...
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Warmer weather in Durango means the patios of restaurants and venues around town again are open for dining and music.
Moe’s is no exception. The Friday Afternoon Club concert series kicked off last week and will continue throughout the summer.
This afternoon’s guests are The Moetones, a band whose name is...
If vinyl is making a comeback, then the DJ may as well make a comeback, too.
I’m not talking about what passes for a DJ in today’s world of electronic music. I’m talking about a person whose talent in the music world is putting together a set list and playing songs from it ... on vinyl. A disc jockey, if you will,...
When you sit down for a chat with Victor Wooten, you get more than a conversation about playing bass.You get a conversation that involves philosophy, education, nature and how music can relate to nearly anything.
Whenever I have to double up on music features in one column, it’s usually a good thing for writer and reader alike.
Options are great, especially when the options are unique. In this case, one involves a classic country musician in the town’s premier venue, and the other is a pairing of banjo and clog dancing in a place...
As wonderful as our Internet can be, its destruction of some of the simple things in life, like sending a postcard, is frustrating and sad.
Its hand in the dwindling of small businesses is flat-out maddening. In the last five years, my two favorite music magazines have all but disappeared; Punk Planet went belly-up and No Depression is...
Fifty years has passed since Chicago’s The Second City comedy troupe began churning out talent and laughs.
Two years ago, local country-rock band Farmington Hill started recording its debut album.
“Real” jobs, responsibilities and hobbies otherwise known as “life” often get in the way of one’s artistic endeavors, so the trail of song idea to songwriting to recording and releasing the collection of those songs can take time.
Gypsy music may be the forgotten party music.
If you’ve ever been to the Sideshow Emporium in Dolores, you’ve been privy to one of the funkier and quirky secondhand stores this side of Broadway in Denver.
The storied New York venue CBGB’s remains one of the great American landmarks that served as the launching pad for many bands.